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rights of the accused       LUcat Search catalogue 29493510X

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A class of rights that apply to a person in the time period between when they are formally accused of a crime and when they are either convicted or acquitted, generally based on the maxim of 'innocent until proven guilty' and including the right to a fair trial, the right to counsel and the right to communicate.

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defendants' rights
habeas corpus

Broader terms
civil and political rights

Related terms
legal procedure
presumption of innocence

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